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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: AFR                                     Course Number: 224                                    
Course Title: African American Journeys
Subject: Africana Studies
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0


In this course students explore the history, impact, and legacies of African-American political and economic struggles, the racial implications of US laws and policies, and the changing social status of Blacks, in order to understand their journey from chattel slavery to the U.S. presidency. Students will analyze the ways that tensions between state?s rights and federalism, white supremacy and racial equality, and individual rights and economic need emerge and re-emerge throughout US history. The course not only examines African American enslavement, the Abolitionist movement, the Civil War, Reconstruction, racial segregation, migrations from the South, and the long Civil Rights movement, but also the impact and legacies these experiences and accomplishments have on current struggles and achievements of men, women and youth of African descent.

Prerequisite: ENG 101
Start Date:    02/02/2015                         End Date:    07/13/2015